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Definition a person who is financially well off
  • The more affluent chased their food with drugstore Coca-Cola in bulb-shaped soda glasses.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
affluent = wealthy
  • The effect, at least in the short term: a sea of poor and working-class neighborhoods amid islands of affluence.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • And in light of Luke's newly affluent circumstances, the bank would consider extending a line of credit for any improvements he wanted to make as well.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • But for them I knew the Western world and its affluence would remain completely out of reach.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • In her animal spirits there was an affluence of life and certainty of flow, such as excited my wonder, while it baffled my comprehension.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • Don't give that affluent, white liberal stuff," he says finally, stunned that a smug, cynical, college-boy line just passed his lips.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • In general, results from this effort in many cities show that those with minority dialects do not fare so well, particularly in affluent communities.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • Her first stop was the Angelini pied-' a-terre, cozied in an affluent East Side neighborhood.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • She had been used to affluence: it was gone.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • They lived in Burlingame — affluent, exclusive — took rock-climbing treks in the desert at Moab.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • He could not fail to notice the signs of affluence and luxury on every hand.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • To many of the English, such affluence as they saw on Long Island was proof that America had indeed grown rich at the expense of Great Britain.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Mary is from an affluent home, which afforded her an education that few American women enjoyed at the time.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • I had the happiness to know you in former times, and the Drama has ever had a claim which has ever been acknowledged, on the noble and the affluent.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • He was descended from a good family in France, where he had lived for many years in affluence, respected by his superiors and beloved by his equals.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Instead it is his knowledge that apart from their affluence, Gerald and Lydia are secure in a way his parents will never be.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • The schools surrounding the barrio catered to the affluent whites who lived around Sangra, so they all dropped out.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • Performers came because Imre offered what every artist needs most—an appreciative, affluent audience.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He had a conviction that the want of most men was knowledge of a sort which brings wisdom rather than affluence.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • With its open spaces and relative affluence, it was also soccer country.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United

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